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The COMESA Business Council’s 11th COMESA Business Forum was held between 12th and 13th Ocober 2016 in Antananarivo in Madagascar. The event was organized on the margins of the 19th COMESA Summit and Policy Organs Meeting. The theme of the meeting was “QUALITY AFRICA- Sampling the Tripartite Market.” The objective was to provide an opportunity for increased partnerships within the agroindustry sector to ensure long term sustainable development in agriculture; and at the same time, also engage the high level policy makers on some of the key constraints and strategic structures to promote the development of local enterprises and their participation in regional and international supply chains of companies and investors in Africa.

A mini exhibition was also organized bringing together suppliers in the agro-processing sector from nine countries including Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Madagascar, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, South Africa and Zambia. Further, business to business meetings were organized during the course of the event. 

In attendance were regional and International businesses and visitors from the 19 COMESA Member States, Tripartite countries, Africa and the International community. The two day forum was attended by over 250 delegates attended the forum. The meeting which was officially opened by the Madagascar Minister of Industry and Private Sector His Excellency Nourdine Chabani made various recommendations on SMEs development on the region. For further information download report.

11th CBF- Quality Africa- Sampling the Tripartite Market.pdf


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